The diversity of the Seychelles landscape rushes up to greet you the moment your aircraft begins its descent and promises a long list of exciting things to do.
Seychelles is famous for having some of the best beaches in the world, pristine and uncrowded. Some are framed by age-old granite boulders and others offer powder-soft sands, turquoise clear waters and sublime opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and pure relaxation.
There are great opportunities for island-hopping between the 16 islands that currently offer accommodation. These range from sumptuous 5-star resorts to rustic island lodges and cosy beachside bungalows. On your way, you will discover such gems as the legendary Vallée de Mai, home to the legendary Coco-de-Mer.
You will also find proud national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists’ studios, national reserves and marine parks, as well as breathtaking natural wonders above and beneath the waves. Various excursions will introduce you to the pleasures of glass-bottom boating, or enjoying a choice of water sports.
There’s also golf course and for the keen explorer, guided nature tours where to enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. Not forgetting the mellow Seychelles nightlife where you can take in a casino, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole and international cuisine.
What sets Seychelles apart from so many other holiday destinations is its wide variety of islands — each one with its own particular geography, character and history. Whether you choose a day excursion to one of the many Inner granitic islands, or an extended stay on one of our exotic island hideaways, Seychelles has something exceptional to offer for everybody.
Experiencing more than one island during your stay is a must and will add a dimension to your holiday experience that you will never forget.
Whatever your choice, a regular network of air and sea transport operating out of the principal island of Mahé will cater for most itineraries. Ferry services, domestic flights and even helicopter transfers are also available on a daily basis to many of the islands.
When to visit
The Seychelles is just seven degrees south of the Equator, so the temperature is consistently around 30°C all year round, with a mixture of sunshine and tropical showers. The region enjoys a beautiful climate all year, and sea breezes can deal with much of the humidity. The northwest tradewind from November to March and southeast wind from May to September can cause seaweed to build up on some beaches, so it is important to consider the right hotel locations at different times of year.